Friday, January 31, 2014


Knight of Cups reversed/The Magician.  The Knight of Cups (cusp of Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause-oriented, and Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, suffering, soul growth) is about feeling things strongly and without restraint or grounding.  He may appear calm, cool and collected to others, but in an upright position my Knight of Cups responds deeply to life, and dreams big dreams.  He is reversed today, and paired with The Magician.  The Magician corresponds with Air (hot/separates and wet/adapts, and quick and animated energy which usually presents problems or challenges), Mercury (reason, intelligence, orderliness, communication), Beth (house; builder) and the Path between Binah (female, receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) and Kether (the source, limitless possibility).  The Magician works hard to perfect his abilities, to make use of those abilities in unexpected ways, and to focus and carry through to the end of a task (which is pretty important to him).  This card is personally significant to me, and since he represents the manifestation of tangible knowledge (and the ability to control that manifestation), I will need to be on guard today to make certain I don’t forget that anything I say and do has an affect on those around me. 

My Thoth cards are the Four of Swords and the Knight of Swords.  The Four of Swords (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation) in an upright position can represent a pause or truce or mutual deterrent, or a time of silence and isolation, that should be used to prepare for challenges to come.  The image on this card perfectly sets out the meaning, for the four swords are pointed inward, sheathed if you will in the rose at the center of the equal-sided cross.  The equal-sided cross itself is set on its side, much more stable than if it were presented in the usual fashion, balanced on one of its sides.  Here is the difference between truce, chosen deliberately, and stalemate, forced upon all parties. The Knight/King of Swords (cusp of Capricorn, “I build,” ambitious, cautious, cunning, authoritative, and Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause-oriented, aloof) is a good judge of people and situations.  He is an interesting card to pair with the Four of his suit.  He uses his intellect to analyze, so he may not be compassionate but he is trustworthy, and he can be trusted to fiercely stand by his decisions.  Both of these cards tell me that I won’t be too quick to jump into a situation, but my judgements should be sound, and based on calm analysis.

My Legacy card is the Ace of Wands, flavored by the Five of Cups reversed.  The Ace of Wands (Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, egotistical, Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, sensible, orderly) tells of the initial emanation of enthusiasm or inspiration that could very well energize an entire process or project.  This is inspiration that could lead to manifestation! This pure Fiery energy can be unpredictable, but it certainly means that something will be manifesting soon.  This manifestation will most likely be initated or supported by an upwelling of natural energy, kind of like a mini-Wheel of Fortune.  My Ace is being flavored by the Five of Cups in a reversed position.  The Five of Cups (Mars, action, aggression, drive, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, mysterious, obsessive) in an upright position tells of an emotional setback or disappointment, or perhaps the belief that a wrong choice has been made.  This could be an energy drain, or it could just be crying over spilled milk, but in any event there is danger of obsessing to the point that we won’t see the good stuff that is happening.  Since my card is reversed, and flavoring that Ace of Wands, I should be able to rise above any small discomforts today. 

My 6-digit date number is 10, the number that tells of the end of a cycle; it reduces further to 1, the number of position and potential.

My horoscope (only one today): “At this time, Sagittarius, most of your focus is on either a group you're affiliated with or an intellectual subject in which you have an intense interest, or perhaps both! The arts, particularly writing and drawing, might be among these subjects. A number of your closest friends could share your interest, particularly a woman who lives nearby, so you can expect some exciting discussions over the next few days. Enjoy!

Another Wild Unknown Tarot card, and a frightening one at that:  The Tower.  The image on this one is a tall and majestic evergreen, venerable and secure, being “beheaded” by a lightning bolt.  This one offers a very nice visual for the energies of this card, manifesting with a sudden and deadly strike.  The interesting thing about the Wild Unknown Tower is that it echoes another Major Arcana card, The Emperor, and it brings to mind interesting threads of connection between the two cards.  The Emperor is the one responsible for maintaining stability, but we all know what happens when that stability is maintained with fanaticism: an adjustment is forced upon us.  This image brings to mind two other concepts worth pondering.  First, a lightning strike is not a personal attack, but rather a somewhat random act.  Second, a lightning strike is not 100% random, for a strike is often drawn to the tallest and strongest.  The reward for succeeding?  Not necessarily, but surely the reward for insisting with narrow vision on remaining tall and straight.


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